As Memorial Day weekend kicks in, we’re all in favor of easy summer dinner recipes. Whether you’re basking in the sun, playing outdoor games or spending time on the baseball field, at the end of the day, the less time you spend in a warm kitchen, the better! No one would agree with this sentiment more than the Drummond family. “Often in the summer, Ladd is working cattle, so we’ll have a hearty breakfast and lunch, and then we’ll have a lighter, snack-y dinner,” Ree says, “Ladd will grill steaks (do a grilled meal) count as a dinner without a stove?!) and we’ll have them with an iceberg wedge salad.” Other easy summer dinner ideas that Ree repeats include barbecue chicken recipes, quick shrimp recipes, and more 30-minute meals.
When it comes to easy summer recipes, you can’t have a collection without lots of grilling ideas. Here you’ll find all kinds of burgers (beef burgers, lamb burgers, veggie burgers and more), plus creative ideas for grilled salmon with a Caesar salad and grilled sausages with peppers and onions. Do you want to take full advantage of seasonal summer products? Try the amazing tomato pie or the pesto pasta made with summer squash. And if staying cool is your goal, you’ll want to round out the meal with a refreshing summer cocktail and no-bake dessert.